[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.

  • Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc.
  • Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
  • Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
  • Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
  • This past year I have had the opportunity to volunteer in numerous locations around the Columbus area, giving back to the community in many different ways. Through the Health Science Scholars program, I was given the opportunity to attend the community commitment service day. During the community commitment day, we were able to go to a local elementary school and assist the teachers with cleaning and prepping their classrooms for the first day of school. I was also able to assist in making blankets for children at the James around the holiday season. Volunteering at the Heinzerling Foundation with friends from Health Science scholars proved to be an incredible experience. We were able to spend a couple of hours with residents of the building, allowing for them to participate in different activities each time we went. Through the special olympics club here at Ohio State, I was able to assist at the Ohio state special olympics state basketball tournament where I was able to work directly with the athletes, leading them to each stage of the competition. Their reactions and joy following their success was absolutely priceless.

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